The Henty Wine Region is in south-western Victoria, about 300 km west of Melbourne. The largest towns in the region are Hamilton, Portland and Warrnambool. The region is endowed with natural beauty and gently undulating pastures, usually green and ideal for grazing merino sheep and dairy farming. Henty is a relatively new wine region, with vineyards slowly appearing in the 1960s and 1970s. Its cool climate and soil provides suitable conditions for riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir of premium quality. Growers are constantly experimenting with other varieties.
We’ll be approaching the region via Beaufort, where we’ll pay a visit to Michael Unwin Wines and then pass through the picturesque town of Dunkeld, renown for its food and wine culture and laying in the shadows of the spectacular southern Grampians on our way to Hamilton for lunch. Then it will be time to begin exploring some of the region’s best wineries. The tour also includes a Winemaker’s Dinner and takes in a visit to a unique museum that will bring back memories of years gone by. Its name, Campe’s Motor Museum, is somewhat misleading because it features much, much more than cars, including appliances, household products, cameras, sewing machines, just to name a few.
The cost, including coach transport, accommodation, all meals and tasting fees is $420.00 for members and $460.00. The Winemakers Dinner and accommodation on Saturday night is at the well-appointed Comfort Inn Botanical, directly opposite the Hamilton Botanical Gardens. For those requiring a single room there is a supplementary cost of $60 per person.
Full details of the trip can be found in the Function Notice and Itinerary. Payment to be by online direct deposit, credit card or mailed cheque. There are two options for payment.
Option 1: Pay the whole amount upon booking.
Option 2: Pay a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 upon booking and the balance prior to Friday 15th March, 2019.
Click on the buttons below for the Function Notice, Itinerary, Online Booking Form and Google Map.
In this, the year of our 60th Anniversary, Wine Guild Victoria offers a variety of events to add sparkle to your enjoyment of wine, friendship, fun and learning together.
Thursday April 11
Taste & Talk: ‘What’s in a bottle?’ and ‘You be the judge’. How your wines are bottled commercially and how Wine Show judges decide which wines get the trophies and medals.
Wednesday May 15
Winemaker’s Dinner. Venue to be announced.
Thursday June 20
Taste & Talk: Presented by Vinlea Wines of Beechworth.
Tuesday July 16
One day coach tour to Kyneton.
Wednesday August 21
Annual General Meeting: Guest Speaker Michael Hince ‘The Sparkling Red’.
Thursday September 11
Restaurant Lunch: ‘Take your best’.
Sunday October 20
Annual Bottling Day
Sunday November 17
60th Anniversary Luncheon
Sunday December 8
The program is subject to change due to regional events and the changing availability of quality venues and speakers that we have come to expect.